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, john, good morning. >> reporter: dan, bianna, good morning. if you have never heard of small business saturday it's only been around for three years, but it's starting to catch on. american express said last year, more than 100 million people participated in the shopping holiday. now, it's aimed at being the opposite of those wi wild scenes that we saw the day before on black friday. so what was this pushing and shoving about? new numbers out this morning show thanksgiving day shopping took a big bite out of black friday. consumers spent just over $11 billion friday. but that's down almost 2% from last year, and online sales rose more than 17% on thanksgiving. more than 20% on friday. >> people are going to get hurt! >> reporter: and on small business saturday, a day to support your local mom and pop store, shoppers found a way to avoid the crush at the mall. >> we have a 3-year-old, and this is one-stop shopping. we got everything we need all at once. they're wrapping our gifts right now. >> reporter: and you missed the crowds? >> no crowds. i mean, no crowds. >> reporter: west side
is from a farm in north carolina and will be displayed in the blue room. dan and bianna, they have a head start on me. i'm notorious for putting up a tree on december 23rd. >> better than december 26th. >> it stays up until like march. that's the problem. >> nice to see bo in that shot, too. did you see bo, the dog? >> just like the girls, he's huge. >> he's grown. yes. alex, thank you. >>> well, the smoke is now clearing from the black friday fireworks which started earlier than ever, on thanksgiving night. millions of americans hit the malls in a mad dash to get their hands on hot holiday deals at rock-bottom prices. and abc's john schriffen found himself in the middle of the mayhem and joins us from a kmart in new york city. good morning, john. i saw you tweeted, what a difference a day makes. >> reporter: it is so different here. bianna, good morning. i feel like i can come out of hiding right now because things have certainly calmed down. at least here at this kmart. now, the past two days, everything you can imagine has been flying off the shelves, with early indications that this c
you so much. >>> now, dan harris has the top stories developing this morning. >> thank you. good morning, everybody. we're going to start with the large and lethal highway pileup in texas. police have never seen anything like this. dozens of cars, trucks and suvs, piled on top of one another. look at this. smashed like toys. rescuers desperately trying to find survivors and pull them out of the wreckage. abc's ryan owens tells us how this happened. >> reporter: crews spent all night trying to untangle this mangled mess of metal. they think there's as many as 150 cars, trucks and semis piled up on this stretch of texas highway. two people, a man and a woman in this suburban were killed. almost 100 others spent their holiday in the hospital. >> look at this 18-wheeler right here. >> reporter: dense fog blinded drivers here on thanksgiving morning. investigators say most of them couldn't see a foot in front of them. >> it takes just one person to unexpectedly hit their brakes. and there's the domino effect. >> bam. you could hear it for miles. >> reporter: it happened on interstate
morning, dan. with sales starting so early, retailers say they got an early heads-up on the shopping this christmas season. it was pretty hard to ignore the deals. and the new gadgets. like your own drone. apple, playing hard to get, wouldn't announce their deals until friday morning. flashing ipads, ipods and accessory prices to compete with stores, like target. offering as much as $60 gift cards with a purchase of certain ipads. and some deals were announced via twitter. what were the big sellers in this year's black friday sales. >> pretty similar to last year. electronics, video games, tvs, toys. >> reporter: said the most popular deal was a vizio 60-inch hd-tv, for $688 at walmart. target staffers tell us board games, furby. yes, furby is back. along with traditional favorites, barbie. also hard to keep stock, some believe this year's hot ticket item, wii u, watch tv and play games all at the same time. >> they check out the deals and find out something else is wonderful that they need to have. or makes a great gift for someone else. >> reporter: like brookstone's
on "morning joe" -- former national security adviser dr. brzezinski. hardball's chris mathews, dan senor back on the show, and actor john o'hurley will be here with two special guests to preview thursday's popular national dog show. up next, mike allen with this morning's politico playbook. but first, bill karins with a check on the forecast. >> good wednesday pomonk to you. busy travel day. the last thing we needed was a large area of the country with heavy fog. i expect significant problems in the midwest. the northeast, clouds are moving out, just like yesterday in many areas. no travel concerns whatsoever for all of the busy i-95 cities. airports are off to a good start and they should remain that way during the day. of course be there can be some volume issues because of so many people. that's about it. nice forecast and the winds should remain light. your flight should be a relatively uneventful flight in the eastern seaboard. to the problem area, areas of gray, dense fog advisories all fwrats the springfield joplin area through st. louis back through chicago, indianapolis, all through
'll ask dan marino about today's nfl match-ups and how football got to be so important on thanksgiving day. but first, here's a look at today's eye opener at 8:00. >> it's like being on a different planet today in gaza city. it's a whole world away from what this place was like 24 hours ago. >> the cease-fire between israel and hamas held overnight and continues to hold at this hour. >> egypt has definitely emerged as the winner in all this. >> did the u.s. have to make any deals or concessions? >> peace comes with a price. egypt is going to get around $450 million in emergency cash. >> jesse jackson jr.'s career in congress is over. the illinois congressman resigned wednesday after nearly six months on medical leave. >> volunteers here in this kitchen behind me have been busy preparing thanksgiving meals for residents of a new jersey town devastated by hurricane sandy. >> it just lets you know everything we take for granted we shouldn't take for granted. >> there's a new app in time for thanksgiving dinner called smash your food. teaching you about your healthy eating.
as young as 12. experts say competition in youth sports has never been so intense. dan springer with the news. is he live in our seattle newsroom. dan? >> yeah, trace. youth sports are sadly moving away from being just about kids having fun or getting more professionalized all the time. networks now broadcasting high school games, football and basketball especially. in allen, texas, they built an 18,000 seat, 60-million-dollar high school stadium, that is more than $700 per resident. but that is nothing compared to what parents are paying. a club volleyball team here in seattle cost $9,000. premier soccer teams can run that much when you add in all the travel costs. baseball ask s. a year around sport. aau basketball has auto thousand teams playing all over the country can w. kids as young as 8 years old and coaches making money. >> certainly they are being professionalized. when you bring in paid coaches. paying a lot of money for your son or daughter to play in these sports. there is an aspect of professionalization about it. >> and how about paying $300 for a bat that lasts o
valley tonight. >> i will tell you it's coming down hard, dan. it was very windy as well. of course, ground right now is saturated and that is not a good thing given the fact there are more storms approaching. falling leaves block this storm drain. a crew working in heavy rains to clear it this, is a a.voided major flooding in an area known for heavy traffic. the high tides came around 10:00 flooding the park and ride lot in mill valley. signs warned drivers of other flooded areas. this one hit the area hard with strong winds. the small shrubs and trees outside of the home depot took a pounding it rain rained throughout the night. >> crews from public works department will be working around the clock. more storms are expected to come in. >> now, the ground is soaked, wire worried about whether or not hillsides are going to hold up, with the trees. as a matter of fact, trees are going to be ouri1uí]$8¢$p3olems. >> the creeks are also starting to rise. downtown san anselmo flooded before, causing major damage to businesses. many now have flood gates locking in place to keep water ou
of the top contenders for the job, the u.n. ambassador susan rice. dan lothian's noticed the change in tone. dan's joining us now with more. what's the latest on the successor for hillary clinton, dan? >> reporter: that's right. this is senator, john mccain, who had been working to discredit ambassador rice, had been digging in on this, criticizing her, prompting the president at his news conference to say, if they wanted to go after anyone, they should go after him. now there's a noticeable shift and senator mccain says he's ready to listen. from threat tong block her possible nomination to south korea south korea to a willingness to hear her out, senator john mccain seems to be dialing back his public opposition to ambassador susan rice. >> i think she deserves the ability and the opportunity to explain herself and her position. >> reporter: another vocal critic, senator lindsey graham, is still expressing doubts about her but avoided answering whether he would still stand in the way of a rice nomination. >> when she comes over, if she does, there will be a lot of questions asked after he
. if we go with this guru, we need to get you a new wardrobe. >> i think you're right, dan. >> if these deals were offered online for days, does cyber monday even still exist? >> yeah. no. i just think that we had to look at this, it's become preing ththi this -- prethanksgiving, small business/cyber monday. the thing with alerts, e-mails, texts and apps, the deal guru has deal fatigue. that said, there are still deals to be had. you just have to shop smart from now until christmas. >> i know that you have fatigue, there are some areas where there will be deals tomorrow. >> let's get into it. the mac daddy of cyber monday and that's clothing. you're looking for blanket across the deals, express women's clothing, 40%. lands end. 30% plus free shipping. new york and company, 50% to 70% off the entire site. plus free shipping. another category that's kind of a yes and no, unless you have to have it for your kids, skylander or monster high girls, or something that might be scarce like the wii u gaming console. one site called yo it's 41% off any testimony. tvs, again, it
, right there. but as dan simon tells us, even that gap is narrowing. >> reporter: online versus brick-and-mortar. the battle has never been so intense. for years, internet merchants like amazon had a key advantage in states like california. no sales tax. local bookstores already under pressure by the rapid rise of ebooks and large bookstore chains felt particularly squeezed. michael tucker owns a chain of bookstores in san francisco. >> if you can save 10%, why wouldn't you? >> reporter: but amazon's tax advantage recently disappeared in california, adding 7% to nearly 10% to the cost of each order. it also began taxing in other states like pennsylvania and texas. online retailers collect tax only for states where they have a physical presence. now here in california, amazon is building two giant warehouses. including this one near los angeles. it's a million square feet, and for old fashioned retailers, it's another reason to worry. why? because amazon's goal is to get items to customers faster and to be able to offer same day delivery. that's right. you can avoid stores if you want
in the casey anthony case. dan abrams standing by to weigh in. here's rob nelson with the latest on that evidence that police never found. good morning, rob. >> jose baez first revealed some of what is being described as missing evidence right here on "gma" in july. but this morning, it appears that police and prosecutors are finally breaking their silence. >> we, the jury, find the defendant, not guilty. >> reporter: this morning, abc news has learned that the sheriff's office that investigated the case admits it missed strange internet searches made on the anthoniy's home computer, the last day caylee was seen alive. the searches apparently were never discovered by investigators because they were using a web browser. >> on the day that caylee died, someone on the anthony home computer ran searches an hour after george said they left the home. >> reporter: someone searched the term "foolproof suffocation." and in his book, "presumed guilty." part of the defense was caylee drowned in the family pool. one reporter is saying that the missed computer records are an oversight and a l
legal team. nancy grace, the host of nancy grace on hln. also "gma" legal analyst dan abrams. dan, i'm no lawyer. but i don't understand what jeffrey pyne's lawyer was doing with the questioning to the lead detective. >> he's been asking a number of people. and he's been meaning it to be a rhetorical question. effectively, you can't say for certain who did this, or who killed her. but it's -- lawyers know you should never ask the question if you don't know the answer. particularly, when you're talking about a detective, who clearly believes, based on all of the evidence, that he does know who did it. so, it was not a smart question to ask. it's not going to be the game-changer in this case. but in retrospect, the lawyer shouldn't have done it. >> nancy, you would think that the detective does believe that jeffrey pyne's guilty, after the whole investigation, or there wouldn't be a prosecution. but that has to have some impact on the jury. >> of course it does. very typically juries believe police officers. they believe doctors. often, you'll see a doctor come in his surgical outfit b
civilization's cal dan ends on this year's winter solstice, december 31st, and there are predictions that the end of the world is imminent. and that's 10 p.m. eastern and 1 a.m. eastern, and super storm sandy are offering opportunities for people out of work and looking to earn a paycheck. a positive side of the story. plus, casey anthony, remember her? she's back in the news. she was acquitted of killing her tot daughter caylee, during a trial. and now a stunning admission by investigators about a crucial mistake they made during the investigation. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we stilneed your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit today. [ male announcer ] the way it moves. the way it cleans. everything abt the oral-b power brush is simply revolutionary. oral-b power brushe
his hands on twinkies. he purchased more than 25 packs. >> i don't think (inaudible). >> for dan the small business owner the price is unbeatable. he said his business depended on the marine awe factory. >> adds a small business we depend on this. >> today's sale is literally bitter sweet. her husband worked at the marina factory for over 2 decades. >> it is sad that a few greedy people decided a pay cut wasn't good enough and wanted 100 percent pay cut. they affected 18,000 employees. >> for those who lost employment to those who will see the iconic dessert banished from the store shelves make sure you get your hands on the popular brand supplies are only expect to do last through the end of this week. >> 19 minutes after the hour. we have this to tell you about. end of the year quickly approaching. >> parents paying police now to tail teenagers as they get behind the wheel. is that a good idea? we report, you decide. [ male announcer ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the market, he
at city hall 4:30 this afternoon. dan white shot and killed mosconey and milk, who was the city's first openly gay supervisor. white was upset at losing his seat. >> number five, if you are looking for work, many retailers are desperate to hire more help for the holidays. malls are posting hiring signs. analysts say more than a third of the nation's retailers plan to hire more than last year. >>> let's get a final check on your forecast. >>> 24 hours from now this will be very active, doppler right now showing mostly cloudy conditions, we we have areas of dense fog to the north bay in novato quarter mile visibility, two mile visibility in livermore, elsewhere good, although the clouds will stick around today, only spin being out from from time to time, mostly to partly cloudy day, could see light sprinkles, 60 downtown, 63 san jose, 62 oakland, rain and wind come in overnight tonight. >>> bay bridge metering lights on traffic backing towards the macarthur maze sluggish upper deck all ramps open to treasure island. delay on bart richmond line 10 minutes in the millbrae direction due to a
and for all. >> eric: dan sash hard line than me. >> brian: pull the stats out of the books, too? >> bob: put asterisk next to them. >> brian: make it twice as big. >> --are on steroids. [ overtalk ] >> bob: he has taken over the whole show. >> kimberly: he has. >> bob: common. >> dana: i pound out about something last night. if you want to help the hurricane sandy victims this is a great way to do it. broadway is getting together doing broadway blows back. benefit that will help the victims, tunnel of tower foundation, brought to me by betsy. and all the stars getting together december 10 at 7:30 p.m. you can buy a ticket and go and see a lot of your favorites perform that night. which i think is a really great way. >> brian: metro area, fantastic. >> bob: thanks, brian. >> brian: i can't comment now? >> eric: clip. a lot of companies are doing something interesting. moving their dividends up to be declared and pay it before the end of the year so that investors don't get nailed by the fiscal cliff. take a look at the screen. wal-mart, las vegas sands, movato, costco, big ones. disney annou
is in front of them. if you go with smaller portions people will tend to eat less. >> reporter: dan lieberman, abc news, new york. >> all that piece did was make me hungry. that's all. but we have food here for the staff tonight. you didn't have a plate? >> i did. when you were done i go by. i don't eat breakfast. this is early for me. it's smelling too good. i got myself a plate. >> mac and cheese. the meat. >> couldn't help it. you'll have more later on. another meal later on. you keep eating right? >> 'tis the season. the holiday spirit right there. i knew you would sneak back there. had a feeling. >> i did. i did. >>> all right. well, "the skinny" is coming up next with a shocker involving a hollywood starlet. is there yet another sex tape about to surface? >> please, no. plus, also, a peek inside madonna's big apple abode. you're watching "world news now." we'll have it when you come back. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our ♪ skinny so skinny >>> welcome back, everybody. i know it is a holiday and all, we should be more family friendly perhaps. but there is ne
to dan, our foreign officer now a guest scholar for middle east policy. next hour at 6:30 eastern, stuart holiday is joining us, head of the public policy group that works with the state department. >>> no other news here, eight minutes past the hour, sorry twinkie fans, it appears hostess is almost history. they are headed back to bankruptcy court in new york today after this last-digit mediation effort with the bakers union failed. the bankruptcy judge has ordered the talks to try to save more than 18,000 jobs at this company. several companies have expressed an interest in buying the brands and the recipes. >>> former boxing champ hector macho camacho is in serious condition after being shot in puerto rico. the shooter fired at camacho and another as they sat outside a bar in taiwan. he was shot in the face and doctors say the bullet fractured two vertebrae in his neck and he may have trouble walking. >>> cleavon clash, the puppeteer who brought elmo to life on "sesame street" has quit. the lawsuit accuses clash of a sexual relationship with an underaged male. this comes a week after a
history. >> there's more counterfeiting going on in china now than we've ever seen anywhere. >> dan chow should know. a law professor at ohio state university, his specialty is chinese counterfeiting. we know that 15% to 20% of all goods in china are counterfeit. >> and these days, the way china's economy is booming, 15% to 20% means tens of billions of dollars. evidence of the counterfeiting trade can be seen at this hong kong warehouse where counterfeit watches, shoes, computer chips, all copied in china, and seized in hong kong, are tossed onto a conveyor belt, and consigned to the dust bin of history. but it's like stopping the rain, the seizure may look impressive, but every day, 6,000 shipping containers leave hong kong's harbor for the u.s. packed with products made in china, and only a small fraction of those containers are ever inspected. >> this is the most profitable criminal venture, as far as i know, on earth. >> counterfeiting. >> counterfeiting. and your partners don't kill you. >> attorney harley lewin has been chasing counterfeiters from china for more than twenty years.
off today with gains across the board. dan greenhouse, chief global strategist joins us. i know you're a fan of history. is the santa claus rally a real thing or just an urban legend? >> it's a real thing. >> buy stocks now and sell them new year's eve. >> lots of sayings on wall street tend to be not accurate. the concept of santa claus rally is one of the few that are true. modest outperformance from christmas to january 1st, january 2nd. stock traders almanac would define it first two days of the year as well. you see this year after year. the question for investors this year is whether or not the fiscal cliff gets in the way. in the context of what's happening with black friday, it's a really interest question. think the answer is yes. it does get in the way. >> we never had a fiscal cliff before. >> we're talking about black friday. black friday isn't the holiday shopping season. dana was on cnbc all morning. i'm sure she would agree. most shopping occurring as you get closer to christmas and then maybe saturday or sunday before is the peak. >> no one will make up to the perils
get what you need. i have to remind myself of this constantly. don't we all. >> dan says one of the best rock songs written in man kind's history. gimme shelter, a haunting guitar intro that ushers in a summary of a generation's fears. still rings true to this day. i love it. >> well written, dan. >> kathy chimed in. said got to be satisfaction. that song lives on forever! hard to argue with that. >> this from thomas. i want to see rob do his impression. >> i don't remember doing a mick jagger impression on the show. i don't remember. the viewers, i swear i don't remember. i think i did it in private. >> you have done so many crazy things. >> exactly. i don't remember the mick jagger impersonation. >> whatever. you did it -- listen. >> an impersonation. >> he did this yesterday. i know h can do it. come on. rise up. be a man. >> i haven't had any. >> get some motivation. >>> listen to this. this may take the buzz out of it. the average age for the four living members, two years older than the nine justices on the supreme court. >> that is amazing. i didn't think anyone was ol
want to thank you the program organizers for bring this together. dan has written a wonderful book and i think that you'll be impressed with what he's put together in the celebration of prohibition and the antiprohibition movement. it's an exciting time to talk about prevention for the reason that the election has been questioned the antiprovision before us all over again. in addition to develop initiative in colorado and washington, we also have in massachusetts and the new announcements and our island and maine the legislators and those of us in the jurisdiction to get the question of decriminalization of marijuana for recreational use. so, the question of the day i think is what lessons can we draw from provision for today's? >> the first 1i think we all know prohibition was a terrible failure. despite the best we have to remind ourselves the good reasons. it was a very drunken country. the efforts didn't succeed. every society were no one could see that because if there is part of the world that wants something and another part wants to try at it will be provided and that is th
this job from his parents, who were hired by a man with a dream. 43 years ago, dan evans wanted to turn a gas station into a general store. it would be called cracker barrel. >> got the hamburger platter right here. >> reporter: today, with 620 stores in 42 states, this restaurant chain from tennessee fills each location with pieces of americana. >> i'm sure i'm not alone. most people probably think that stuff is a replica. it's real? >> yeah, it's all authentic. since the beginning, cracker barrel started, they said we're going to use the original pieces. since 1969, we've got out and hunted and dug and got into buildings to continue to use authentic pieces. >> reporter: if his home is a museum, well, then, cracker barrel's warehouse -- >> old cream cans. metal cream cans. >> reporter: is an archive of american history. where relics are restored, bar coded, and then categorized. each collectible is carefully staged in a mock store before a new cracker barrel opens. how do they pay for all this? with success. if you'd invested a thousand dollars in this company's stock in the earrl larl
. jenna: dan, what do you think about that? if these people do not get benefits and they can't participate in the economy, they can't go christmas shopping. what about that point of view? >> i'm simply looking at the empirical evidence. i guess you could call it a tough love approach. if people get these unemployment benefits, they sort of figure i can hold out for a better job, i can wait a little longer to wait for a job. heck, i've known people that have used unemployment benefits as basically an excuse not to get a job for 13, 26 weeks, whatever the period was. now, obviously, if you find an example of a family with a couple of kids, that's a lot harder, harder-luck story than just some single guy goofing his way off through life -- jenna: like the guys you went to college with. no, i'm just going to leave it there. unfortunately, christian, i'll give you the first response next time because i'd love to have you both back to talk about this, and this is an important issue. thank you both very much. >> thank you. jenna: we'll be right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] are you on medicare? do
. be there was ted bush there was a dan ma low. where there's a john king there's a -- [inaudible] now the lines are blurring even more. i think kevin is a democrat working for a republican governor. this is even truer in the elector rate. you saw washington state, and georgia approve charter schools for the first time. the voters in indiana -- voters in indianapolis approved reform minded candidates for school board that were supported by democrats for education. i know, in indianapolis it's enormous with indiana i did group in chicago i'm familiar with the state. it strikes me as a comp indication i think it might have to do with organization and the fact that the public support part reform agenda on other part some candidates but not others. so reformers have to get down deep at the ground level and fight the local battle and create rawed center base coalitions to win these fights. fourth, my last point is that imflexation is key. we have to get the big reforms right if the public is to accept future. the common core standard are [inaudible] in content and teaching strategy. let's focus on en
up with this and why? >> a couple of guys, eric and dan invented this because they were using things like hand heads and iphones and droids. >> if your phone is ringing right now, you're mad because now you just put it down and go. >> you've lost your other hand. >> exactly. >> they just sit there, so, i mean, they look a little weird and a little unusual, but if you have a business meeting, totally would do that. >> if you pull one of these out when you're at a restaurant. >> they will be sitting on the side. >> that was in it, you'd totally doing it. >> i'm not doing this in a sports bar. i'm not doing that. i feil like to feel my chicken. >> maybe in the privacy of your home. >> this is called what again? >> trongs. >> get it? >> i thought you were saying thongs and i was excited. >> a big letdown. >> you could really grab on to the meat see and pull the meat off the bone. >> a lot of people will have to have a meet begun this. >> finesse, get in there and test drive those for us. >> i'm a vegan right now. >> your show on the history channel. >> right. >> this is little tiny stuff
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